# SOLUTION: working with Real numbers. I need help with this problem: 3s + (-1/2)[6 + 24(-1/3 + 1/4s) please show your work and write it out how you did it in sentences so i can understand

Algebra ->  Algebra  -> Real-numbers -> SOLUTION: working with Real numbers. I need help with this problem: 3s + (-1/2)[6 + 24(-1/3 + 1/4s) please show your work and write it out how you did it in sentences so i can understand      Log On

 Ad: Algebrator™ solves your algebra problems and provides step-by-step explanations! Ad: Algebra Solved!™: algebra software solves algebra homework problems with step-by-step help!

 Algebra: Real numbers, Irrational numbers, etc Solvers Lessons Answers archive Quiz In Depth

Question 6635: working with Real numbers.
I need help with this problem:
3s + (-1/2)[6 + 24(-1/3 + 1/4s)
please show your work and write it out how you did it in sentences so i can understand.
thanks alot

You can put this solution on YOUR website!
Solved by pluggable solver: EXPLAIN simplification of an expression

 Here's what you tried: Graphical form: simplifies to Text form: 3s+(-1/2)*(6+24*(-1/3+1/4*s)) simplifies to 1Cartoon (animation) form: For tutors: `simplify_cartoon( 3s+(-1/2)*(6+24*(-1/3+1/4*s)) )` If you have a website, here's a link to this solution.

### DETAILED EXPLANATION

Look at .
Remove unneeded parentheses around factor ,
It becomes .

Look at .
Remove extraneous '1' from product
It becomes .

Look at .
Remove extraneous '1' from product
It becomes .

Look at .
Moved to the right of expression
It becomes .

Look at .
Moved to the right of expression
It becomes .

Look at .
Expanded term by using associative property on
It becomes .

Look at .
Expanded term by using associative property on
It becomes .

Look at .
Factors 24 and 2 have greatest common factor (GCF) of 2. Reducing fraction.
It becomes .

Look at .
Factors 12 and 4 have greatest common factor (GCF) of 4. Reducing fraction.
It becomes .

Look at .
Multiplied numerator integers
It becomes .

Look at .
Multiplied denominator integers
It becomes .

Look at .
Factors 24 and 2 have greatest common factor (GCF) of 2. Reducing fraction.
It becomes .

Look at .
Factors 12 and 3 have greatest common factor (GCF) of 3. Reducing fraction.
It becomes .

Look at .
Multiplied numerator integers
It becomes .

Look at .
Multiplied denominator integers
It becomes .

Look at .
Factors 6 and 2 have greatest common factor (GCF) of 2. Reducing fraction.
It becomes .

Look at .
Multiplied numerator integers
It becomes .

Look at .
It becomes .

Look at .
Remove extraneous '1' from product
It becomes .

Look at .
Eliminated similar terms , replacing them with
It becomes .

Look at .
Since has zero as a factor, it should be replaced with a zero

Look at .